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Threat of further Status Yellow warnings as heavy rain and wind to hit this weekend

Heavy rain (stock)

Heavy rain (stock)

Eoin Murphy

IRELAND is facing a miserable weekend with wet and blustery conditions expected to hit this weekend, bringing a threat of further rain warnings.

We can expect blustery winds and intermittent showers throughout Friday and Saturday with a short sunny spell returning on Sunday afternoon.

Met Eireann forecaster Matthew Martin said that while current predictions do not include any wind or rain warnings, they are monitoring the situation closely should things change.

“It is not going to be a very pleasant weekend,” he told the Sunday World.

“Low pressure is going to be positioned near Ireland throughout so we are going to have frequent bands of rain and quite blustery winds.

“At the moment it looks like it might stay below the warning threshold but there is a chance that there might be the odd county yellow rain warning.

“Tomorrow won’t be a bad day, there will be showers but it will be bright and fresh.

“We will have rain arriving tomorrow evening in to the west which will spread across the country on Friday night and that will feed in to an unsettled day on Saturday.

“You can expect scattered showers with some bright spells in the south at times, with the rain heaviest over Ulster.

“We will have another bit of rain on Sunday morning but we expect that to brighten up by the afternoon with sunshine and blustery showers and that is the set up for the weekend.

“Temperatures will stay at an average of 10 degrees, the sort of wintery conditions oyu would normally expect for this time of year.”

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